Boomkat Product Review:
Continuing Karaoke's formidable run of form - with release after release of spine tingling beauty and warmth. Full blossomed releases from Donna Regina to Wechsel Garland have brightened many of our days. This is the official full length debut for Marz, aka sonic experimenter Ekkehard Ehlers and Albrecht Kunze, which follows their superb debut mini LP 'One From The Heart'. The album kicks off in an uptempo playground swing fashion with 'Things Can Only Get Better', relaxed bliss with accordion, percussion, found sounds, acoustic guitar and lifelike/digital finger clicks. Jaw dropping, ahhhhhh!!! 'The Cricket Song' samples the soft buzzing of this nocturnal insect while lowdown beats rub up with a wistful whistle and more guitar interplay. 'The Hysteric Song' is sweetly clickhouse mechanics, imagine Matthew Herbert meeting Raymond Scott's Music For Baby’s with a touch of BOC childhood reminiscing thrown in. After 'The Rain Song' and 'Everybody Had A Hard Year' (a total pop anthem for our times) you'll agree that resistance is futile. A total of twelve tracks that make up for an album that alongside the recent Wechsel and Donna albums rank as one of the most endearing of the year. Utter heartfelt joy.